Topic: Sanctions

Swiss money laundering probe into Egypt’s former ruling family fizzles out

Swiss prosecutors have closed an 11-year-long investigation into ousted president Hosni Mubarak’s “entourage” after seizing just $34 million of almost $650 million in frozen funds.

14 April 2022

Crypto developer sentenced to five years

Virgil Griffith was sentenced to 63 months in prison over a digital currency presentation he gave in North Korea.

12 April 2022

US charges sanctioned Russian oligarch

The charges against businessman Konstantin Malofeyev represent the first criminal action against a Russian oligarch since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said on Wednesday.

06 April 2022

Spanish prosecutors seize yacht in first win for US sanctions task force

A multi-agency US task force hunting Russian sanctions evaders has recorded its first asset seizure. “It will not be the last,” said the US attorney general.

05 April 2022

OFAC slashes S&P Russian sanctions settlement bill, citing enhanced compliance

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The business intelligence company faced a penalty of over $1 million after OFAC alleged finance staff doctored invoices to a Russian state energy company to try to skirt US sanctions.

04 April 2022

Swiss sanctions enforcer rattles legal community with disclosure stance

The Swiss ministry responsible for investigating economic sanctions breaches has doubled down on its position that lawyers have a duty to disclose assets held by sanctioned clients.

01 April 2022

Appeals court upholds Deripaska sanctions designation

30 March 2022

Court encourages fresh criminal charges against ZTE over visa fraud scheme

A federal court in Dallas has suggested US prosecutors pursue new charges against Chinese telecoms company ZTE for allegedly conspiring to commit visa fraud and violating compliance requirements of a 2017 plea deal.

23 March 2022

Germany launches probe into Bosch over possible Russia sanctions breaches

21 March 2022

Ropes white-collar co-head moves to Dechert

As Judith Seddon joined Dechert’s white-collar team, she spoke to GIR about her aspirations at the new firm, her thoughts about the “long overdue” Economic Crime Act, and the funding of the UK’s criminal justice system.

21 March 2022

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